Category Archives: Longevity


Mindful Meditation – The Down low on “How To”

This is a guest post by Ben Stanford, a massage therapist since 2003.  He is currently practicing at Tall Tree Integrated Health Clinic located in Victoria, BC. His scope of interests include yoga, hot stone therapy, acupressure, physiotherapy, Thai massage, Reiki, applied kinesiology, meditation, and of course all things related to good health! Practical tips in […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Longevity Meditation Mental/Emotional/Spiritual Health | Tags: , , , , , : | Comment

Canadian Cancer Screening Guidelines

My partner recently discovered an abnormal pea-shaped, semi-solid lump in his testicle. Specializing in women’s health, I had not done many male genital exams up to this point, but I knew when he asked me to palpate it that it was abnormal enough to warrant a next-day appointment with his GP. A subsequent ultrasound was […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Cancer Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Men's Health Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Bugs in Our Gut – Benefits of Microscopic Critters

The health of the microbiome in out gut cannot be overstated.  Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, is famously quoted as saying that all disease begins in the gut – and this was 400 years before the birth of Christ!  This was a man ahead of his time. And now, in the 21st century, we have […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Gut Hormones Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Skin Yeast | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Top 10 Reasons to Come See a Naturopathic Doctor

Uncertain as to whether naturopathic medicine is right for you? For the maintenance of good health, a high quality of life, and the prevention of illness. You have a need for more natural approaches to your health concerns. Concern about the long term consequences of being on prescription drugs, or, Your medical doctor is advising you […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Call to Action Longevity Nutrition Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Organic – Top Five Reasons Why It’s the Way to Go!

Reduce Potential Health Risks Many chemicals sprayed on fruits and vegetables were EPA-approved before thorough research was conducted.  We now know that the EPA considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides as being potentially cancer-causing.  What is more, these chemicals act as estrogen disruptors in the body and wreak havoc on […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Environment Longevity Nutrition Organic | Tags: , , , , , , , : | Comment

Foods We Must Be Avoiding

I came across an excellent article by Dr. Mercola and wanted to share with my readers.  He’s highlighting some great points that we should all be aware of.  The original, full article is posted here. The 9 Foods You Should Never Eat By Dr. Mercola                 June 10, […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Detoxification Longevity Nutrition Organic | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Inflammatory Eating

Sydney Loney was conducting the interview and is a senior editor at Chatelaine magazine.  She can be followed @SydneyLoney. SL: I know it’s a fairly complex topic but I wanted to ask you about inflammation generally: what is it and what affect can it have on the body?  Dr. E: Inflammation is happening in our […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

High Blood Pressure

It is the most common diagnosis in doctor’s offices – 5.9% of family medical diagnoses are hypertension, making up a whopping 11 million patient visits a year, followed closely by diabetes, acute upper respiratory infections and sinusitis. The optimal blood pressure is 110/70 but 120/80 is considered “normal”.  Those with blood pressure that has crept […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Heart Health Longevity Nutrition Physical Activity Weight Control | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

The Pediatric Disease with Geriatric Consequences: Osteoporosis

Close to a quarter of those who have a hip fracture due to brittle, porous bones (part of what defines osteoporosis) will die within a year.  It is generally thought to be a disease of the elderly, but can strike at any age, and, as we start losing bone in our mid-30’s, it is a […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Bone Health Longevity Nutrition Physical Activity Supplementation Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Antioxidative Power

Free radicals come from the environment in the form of sunlight, radiation, x-rays, pesticides, and solvents. Free radicals are also produced in our bodies during natural chemical reactions, such as the cellular production of energy. There is no area of the body left unaffected by free radicals.  These nasty scavengers can destroy the inner lining […]

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